ERIC Number: ED187421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Preparing Humanities Modules for Occupational Programs. Junior College Resource Review.
Edwards, Sandra J.
Instructional packages dealing with a single conceptual unit of humanities subject matter can be used to infuse humanities education into vocational curricula. The development of such modules must begin with a firm foundation to insure the success of the project. Steps in the preparation for module development should include determining the demands on faculty workload, coordinating humanities and occupational divisions involvement, assessing student interest and course-taking patterns, securing administrative support, and calculating costs and acquiring funding. Only then would it be appropriate to determine module content and locate appropriate materials. An additional seven steps are involved in organizing the module: (1) delineate objectives; (2) establish target student population; (3) select student activites; (4) choose needed materials and equipment; (5) determine teaching approaches; (6) allocate time and space needs; (7) establish student evaluation strategy; (8) test the module; and (9) evaluate the module implementation. Such systematic planning will lead to the creation of a module that will not only help to revitalize the humanities curriculum, but will capture student interest. The paper cites uses of modular instruction within vocational curricula at various colleges and includes examples of potential modules and a bibliography. (Author/AYC)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.